Programs

Workshops

The Kendra Scott Women’s Leadership Workshop Series is produced by the Blackstone LaunchPad with support from the College of Fine Arts.

Fundraising for Female Founders

April 1, 2020

This workshop is postponed until fall 2020.

Past Workshops

Female Empowerment Through Mentorship

March 5
First Floor, Doty Fine Arts Building (DFA)
5-7 p.m.

This event is for current UT students only. A UT student ID is required. Students of all gender identities are welcome.

The third workshop of the Kendra Scott Women’s Leadership Institute will educate students on the value of mentorship in their careers and lives and help them make meaningful connections with industry professionals.

The workshop will kick off with a fireside chat between Molly Joseph, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Global, and Tom Nolan, president of Kendra Scott. A “speed dating” session between students and industry mentors will follow.

This workshop is capped at 100 students. RSVP is required, and attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Personal Branding for Female Entrepreneurs

October 24
Kendra Scott Home Office
4-7 p.m.

This event is for current UT students only. A UT student ID is required.
Students of all gender identities are welcome.

The Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute workshops are produced by the Blackstone LaunchPad at UT with support from the College of Fine Arts to further our shared mission of empowering all students — especially women — to recognize the leaders and entrepreneurs that lie within.

Our first workshop is on personal branding and how to effectively communicate your unique values, skills and strengths to position yourself as a leader in work and in life. Female mentors from Kendra Scott and Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network will be present to connect with students and talk about their career journeys and backgrounds. Representatives from UT career services teams will also be present.

There will be two speaker panels with accomplished female leaders and entrepreneurs to share their stories and insights on personal branding:

Panel One

4:45-5:15 p.m.

Kendra Scott, Designer, CEO & Philanthropist
Liz Matthews, Senior Vice President Global Brand and Experiential at Dell Technologies
Erin Condren, Founder of Erin Condren Design
Moderator: Cheryl Mills Knight, VP of Brand and Innovation at Kendra Scott

Panel Two

5:30-6:15 p.m.

Raeka Panda, Founder of Raeka Beauty
Evelyn from the Internets, Humor Writer & Digital Storyteller
Rochelle Rae, Founder of Rae Cosmetics
Moderator: Nina Ho, Assistant Director of Blackstone LaunchPad at UT

During the workshop, boost your personal brand by visiting a makeup booth and skincare station, pick up customized planners and calendars, and learn about social media strategies. Free headshots will be available for the first 75 attendees.

Due to venue capacity, entrance is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Creativity in Entrepreneurship

February 5
The Foundry, Fine Arts Library, Doty Fine Arts Building (DFA)
5-7:30 p.m.

This event is for current UT students only. A UT student ID is required. Students of all gender identities are welcome.

The second workshop of the Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute will equip students with ideation skills to support their entrepreneurial journeys.

In this hands-on design thinking workshop led by Jan Ryan, Executive Director of Creative Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the College of Fine Arts, Doreen Lorenzo, Assistant Dean of the School of Design and Creative Technologies, and mentors from the Blackstone LaunchPad, Kendra Scott and Dell Technologies, will teach students to connect the dots between creativity and entrepreneurship.

Due to the nature of this hands-on workshop, participation is capped at 100 students.

Waitlist registration is now closed.

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